Teen Summer 2016

This summer in the Hub, we’re working on harnessing our superpowers! You’re one step closer to earning your stripes each time you...
  • Use your super mind to review a book/movie/CD. Make sure you share it with us @HUB500 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. You can also email us your review at teens@ahml.info.
  • Gain new skills at one of our programs. There are so many things to do at the library this summer. Take a look at our Programs Calendar, register for programs that interest you, learn new skills and bring a friend (or make news ones)!
  • Engineer a DIY Kit in the Hub. Every month we put up a new DIY Kit in the Hub. That means you can stop by any time we're open to make something cool that you can take home. Make sure you stop by the Hub desk after you make your project and let us know you've done it!
  • Stretch your creativity by submitting a film to the Teen Film Fest. Every year, we hold a Teen Film Fest where teen filmmakers have an opportunity to have their movies screened for an audience. Take the summer to craft your masterpiece and submit a film by August 12. Everyone is welcome to come to the Film Fest on August 19!
  • Volunteer to be a real-life superhero. Whether you're on a Summer Volunteer Squad or planning on doing a service trip in the next few weeks, let us know how you're being a real-life superhero. Come by the Hub and tell us what you've done. Your good deeds will not go unappreciated!
Focus on one or all of these powers and successfully complete them 5 times to be eligible to win prizes like free Chipotle, App Store gift cards and the grand prize – a pair of tickets to fly for real at iFly: Indoor Skydiving!
For teens in grades 7-12. Sign up now.


10th Annual Teen Film Fest

Friday, August 19 / Arlington Heights Memorial Library
6–6:45 p.m. - Red Carpet
7–9 p.m. – Screening of Films
9-10 p.m. - Teen After Party

The 10th Annual Teen Film Fest is coming, so teens, start creating those short films! Make a light-hearted comedy, a freaky horror movie or an epic superhero blockbuster. Your film could be screened at this year’s event! We are awarding $300 in gift cards for six different winners. Teens, stay for the After Party and build your own savory snack at our nacho bar while enjoying live music. More information on the event, a full list of award categories and submission guidelines at ahml.info/teens/filmfest. Screening of Films for all ages. Teen After Party for teens in grades 7–12 only.
Looking for the Teen Film Fest guidelines? You can find them and the entry form here!